Oct. 29, 2011
PASADENA, Calif. - Saturday's loss marked the first time Cal lost to UCLA since 2007. UCLA holds a 50-31-1 in the all-time series that began in 1933.
Keenan Allen finished the night with seven catches for 83 yards. Allen entered the game leading the nation in receiving yards per game (129.4 ypg). Allen moved up on Cal's single-season top-10 lists in two categories - receptions (67, 5th) and yards (989, 6th). He also extended his streak of consecutive games with a catch to 19, all his games at Cal.
Marvin Jones extended his streak of games with at least one catch to 33 consecutive contests as his only catch came on the first play of the second half. Jones is Cal's active career leader in receptions (135), receiving yards (2,034) and receiving touchdowns (13). The 135 receptions ranks just outside the top-10 all-time at Cal, while the 2,034 receiving yards are also just outside the top 10.
Zach Maynard completed 14-of-29 passes for 199 yards and four interceptions. It was the first time this season that Maynard did not throw for at least 200 yards, complete at least 15 passes or score a touchdown either passing or rushing. UCLA's Tevin McDonald was on the receiving end of three of those four interceptions. The last time an opponent had two or more interceptions in a game against Cal was on Oct. 13 against USC when Dion Bailey picked off Maynard twice. The last time Cal surrendered four interceptions was on Dec. 27, 2008, in the Emerald Bowl against Miami. Fla. Combined with Maynard's fumble, it was the second time this season that the Bears have allowed five turnovers in a game (USC). Maynard boasted a 39-yard run that was the second longest of his career (43 vs. Fresno State).
Isi Sofele rushed 15 times for 74 yards with a touchdown. It was only the second time this year that Sofele failed to rush for 84 yards in a game. Sofele now has six touchdowns on the year.
Anthony Miller tied his career high with five receptions for a season-high 67 yards.
With his two extra points, Giorgio Tavecchio has 216 career points that ranks ninth all time at Cal. He is eight points away from Chuck Muncie (224). He has made 11 of 14 field goals this season after his lone try at UCLA was no good.
Bryan Anger booted a season-high punt for the third consecutive game with 64-yarder in the first quarter, the first of his five punts on the day. His previous season bests in order were a 62-yarder vs. Utah on Oct. 22 and a 61-yarder against USC on Oct. 13. He also had three punts of 50 or more yards and has 12 on the year. Anger also placed three punts inside the 20.
D.J. Campbell had a career-high, and team-high, 11 tackles and recovered a fumble for the second straight game and the fourth time in his career on a muffed UCLA punt in the third quarter that led to C.J. Anderson's one-yard touchdown run that cut UCLA's lead to 17-14 with 13:05 to go in the third quarter.
Dan Camporeale garnered his first career fumble recovery.
D.J. Holt notched a season-high 1.5 tackles for loss and his first sack of the season.
Chris McCain secured his first career sack.
Coleman Edmond boasted a career-long 34-yard kick return.
The Bears had 14 points today off of turnovers (both touchdowns) and have now scored 59 of their points in 2011 off turnovers.